intercontinental ballistic missile


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intercontinental ballistic missile:

see guided missileguided missile,
self-propelled, unmanned space or air vehicle carrying an explosive warhead. Its path can be adjusted during flight, either by automatic self-contained controls or remote human control. Guided missiles are powered either by rocket engines or by jet propulsion.
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intercontinental ballistic missile

[¦in·tər‚kant·ən′ent·əl bə¦lis·tik ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
A missile flying a ballistic trajectory after guided powered flight, usually over ranges in excess of 4000 miles (6500 kilometers). Abbreviated ICBM.
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Kim Jong Un opened 2017 with a New Years address announcing that North Korea had "entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles with MIRVed warheads containing plague were available for launch even before 1985, and SS-11 and SS-18 missiles have been mentioned in this connection.
United States], Dec 16 ( ANI ): United States Defence Secretary James Mattis has stated that North Korea's newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is not a "capable threat" to the United States.
Pyongyang also stressed that the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) it launched on Wednesday was fired from a newly-developed vehicle, and claimed that its warhead could withstand the pressure of re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
This suggested that it had been fired almost straight up u on a "lofted trajectory" similar to North KoreaEs two previous intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) foreign ministers, in a joint statement early August, has criticized North Korea for its intercontinental ballistic missile tests that may put at risk the peace and stability in the region.
supersonic bombers conducted live-fire drills on Saturday (July 8) in South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the South's military said.
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An intercontinental ballistic missile is considered to have a range of more than 6,000 km (3,700 miles).
The new automated system of Russia would assist retarget intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) instantly before the launch.
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missile defense program may be traced to the Nazi missile program of World War II, which included plans for the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile.

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